Transformation Tuesday – Lee

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It’s Transformation Tuesday – Today we want to share Lee’s story!

Lee has made an amazing post-baby transformation. Now expecting her third child, Lee is working on staying as strong and as healthy as possible in the lead up to birth.

Each week, we will share a success story from a PTF client who has gone through a physical and mental transformation. 

Transformation Tuesday – Lee 

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Tell us about yourself?

Im originally from Bundaberg but currently living at Mermaid Waters im a  stay at home mum to my 2 beautiful boys Austin 3 and Brody 19 months with no 3 on the way due in April.

How long was it between your before and after pictures?

I started at P1 in November 2013 and took my before shot after my 1st session with Simon, and the after was taken in February, 2014.

What made you decide to change? What was your biggest inspiration to finally change your habits and life?

My biggest inspiration was my boys and husband.

I want to fit for my busy boys and hubby just started training again so I thought hey why not I can do this to, we had just moved back to the coast after living out west for hubby’s wrk for 2 years and seeing so many fit mums here gave me the kick in the butt and motivation I needed.

I was already skinny but had no muscle definition at all  thats what I wanted, to have a fit looking body I would be proud of. My 1st chapter of my fitness journey started with a mums bootcamp along burleigh but after 1 session I knew it wasnt for me.

I knew I needed a 1 on 1 session with a great trainer to get me started and after that 1st session I realised how unfit I actually was.

What goals did you set for yourself in order to make a change?

I found out about P1 Fitness on Facebook, and thought, “hey this looks more my thing!”

So I applied. And never looked back.

I’m nearly celebrating my 1-year anniversary with P1 and I have never stuck to a gym for this long ever.

How did you stay motivated to keep on track?

Once I got myself in a routine of training 4 days a week there was never a feeling of oh man I gota go to the gym today I was always excited in the morning to get to the gym and do my training, working out with other mums makes it fun too!

I actually found I was pushing myself more to want to try and keep up with them, setting myself challenges is what keeps me motivated, my biggest challenge at the moment is continuing to train whilst I’m pregnant.

With all the P1 team support I know thats gonna help me massively plus the odd kick in the butt occasionally LOL 😉

Did you have any set backs?

Who doesn’t have a setback!?

Things happen in life and that can pull you down, if my kids were sick and I didnt make it for a week it was a struggle to get back in that routine after they were better.

So I just looked at all the hard wrk I’ve put into my body and think get back there girl don’t stop now, you’ve worked too hard to stop now.

I know when I found out I was pregnant I lost a bit of motivation.

But after talking to the trainers and hubby made me think I need to keep going,  I worked too long and hard to stop now, and if I was to stop now, I’d be back to square one where I was in the beginning.

That for me was an unfit, a “skinny fat” mum with no muscle definition at all. I tell myself every training day right lets do this, dont stop now, im not gonna stop just because im pregnant.

How has P1 helped you change your life?

P1 has  COMPLETELY changed my life!

I actually love training now, where as before it was always a chore, ive leart so much about what I should be putting in my body and what I shouldn’t.

I never cared about looking fit till P1, being fit is healthy and I know that now, training at P1 has even inspired me to become a PT because I love training so much.

After seeing other people transform there bodies, having great trainers and there never ending support and guidance is enough to keep me there.

What advice would you give to somebody starting out?

My advice for someone starting out is DON’T QUIT!!

Yes you will be sore…

The pain will pass, give yourself something or someone that motivates you to do this, you’ll see other people who are fitter and stronger then you, dont think that can’t be you.

It will be work if you stick to your program. After a couple weeks youll have all the motivation you need because you will not only start feeling better about yourself you will look better aswell.

This is everything I told myself when I started out.

What are you doing now to keep up with your healthy lifestyle?

So at the moment, I’,m training twice a week.

I cut back when I found out I was pregnant because I didnt want to over do it, and going for the occasional walk with my hubby and my boys aswell. Once I’ve had the bub ill be going back to my 4 days a week

What are some of your favorite healthy foods and snacks? What do you eat for a typical day?

So on a typical day at the moment, pre and post wrkout protein shake on training days followed by a salad with chicken or ham. I always like to keep a zucchini quiche in the fridge, a piece of fruit in the afternoon and some almonds, few squares of dark chocolate and dinner at night followed by a bit of yogurt,  I find that im eating alot more now that I’m pregnant but I try to make it as healthy as possible.

I love that Pete and Simon always have something different planned for the workouts each time, it really keeps it interesting.

What advice would you give someone who needs motivation and encouragement to change their life?

Dont try and change everything at once, if I’ve learnt anything at P1 you have to take things 1 step at a time.

So find a good eating plan and stick to it. Start training with a PT and dont stop cause it may be to hard. The first couple weeks are the hardest, but your body will thank you for it!

Find that 1 person who will give u the accountability and encouragement u need. Tell yourself that you can do it, and u must to acheive what you want.

How do we connect with you? 
My instagram is @leeteske.